Top 13 Seriously Underrated Comedy Anime to Watch – Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 13 Seriously Underrated Comedy Anime to Watch. Comedy anime can be rather difficult to recommend to people, given that we all have a different sense of humour.
What I find funny isn’t necessarily going to be true for others, and because of that I’ve had a hard time putting this list together. I figured the best way to go about this would be to provide an assortment of different types of comedy anime – that way, there’s bound to be something that’ll interest you!
Naturally, I’m going to take this opportunity to recommend some anime that are very much underrated, so hopefully there’s something here you haven’t seen yet. Well.. let’s go to the list!
1. Level E
Level E tells the story of a schoolboy who transfers to a new high school on a baseball scholarship. However, upon entering his new apartment, he encounters a man with long blonde hair who claims to be an alien with amnesia and wants to live with him. Chaos inevitably ensues as the intergalactic fool thinks nothing of inconveniencing others for his own amusement.
Absurdity is the best way to describe this anime and the type of comedy you can expect. If you’ve seen other similar shows like ‘Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto’ or ‘Arakawa Under the Bridge’ then you should have a pretty good grasp of what to expect here. It’s just a dumb, fun, sci-fi romp and one that I never see anyone recommend, so go and watch it if you haven’t already!
Mitsudomoe is the story of an elementary school teacher who is stuck with a class of troublemakers. Among them are three notorious sisters who tease, belittle and sometimes abuse him for their own entertainment. The other students are just as feral and often get into hilarious situations with one another and the triplets.
This one took a few episodes before it grew on me, as the vulgar comedy between the kids and their teacher is not only unpleasant, it also grows fairly tiresome. Fortunately, the anime seemingly realised this because it soon shifts the focus more towards the kids, and becomes considerably funnier – to the point where I’d frequently burst out laughing whilst watching it.
If you enjoy puerile comedy, then I’d highly recommend giving this anime a shot, but you may need to give it a few episodes to warm up first.
3. Merman in my Tub
Merman in my Tub is about a high school boy who lives by himself. That is until a boisterous merman moves into his bathtub, becoming his new roommate, along with other aquatic friends that show up uninvited. While their presence can be disruptive, he finds himself enjoying their childish antics.
Merman in my Tub is a very simple, light-hearted comedy that explores the daily lives of these characters, as well as the specific personality traits of their aquatic friends.
It’s not the type of comedy that’ll have you rolling on the floor laughing, but it will put a smile on your face and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, as it’s a very wholesome show. And with it being a short four-minute episodic series, it also won’t take up too much of your time either.
4. Koe de Oshigoto!
Koe de Oshigoto centres on a high school girl who is asked by her older sister to become an eroge voice actress. While initially hesitant and nervous about being a voice actress for sexually-explicit games, she slowly becomes more comfortable with her embarrassing job, and is helped along by her co-workers – as well as a fellow classmate who also does eroge work in his spare time.
If that synopsis didn’t already clue you in, this is a very adult-oriented anime that provides an unadorned look at the ins and outs of being an eroge voice actor. Despite only being a two episode OVA, it does a remarkable job of highlighting the challenges of this profession – and it does so in a way that’s both fun and hilarious! If you’re looking for a quick, exhilarating experience then this is the anime for you!
5. Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys
Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys tells the story of an orphaned high school girl who is suddenly and unexpectedly reunited with her identical twin brother, who asks her to take his place at an all-boys school that is overrun with Japan’s toughest delinquents. While hiding her true identity, she must fight to take control of the school and become the new boss.
On the surface, this sounds like a violent and unsettling-kind of anime but it’s actually really light-hearted and kind of sweet. The boys she encounters, and inevitably defeats, are not only handsome but also bros that are just fun to hang out with. The story is extremely basic, but if you like the idea of cool fights coupled with cute slice of life moments, then this anime is definitely one worth considering.
6. Angel Densetsu
Angel Densetsu is about a caring and naive boy who transfers to a new high school in the hopes of making a lot of friends. Sadly, while he’s a gentle boy at heart, his sinister grin often leaves people paralysed in fear.
As he tries his best to reassure his peers of his good intentions, he inadvertently exacerbates their fear of him through a series of misunderstandings that won’t stop escalating. I’ve already made a video about this anime, so to keep things short and sweet I’ll just say that this is without a doubt one of the funniest OVAs I’ve seen.
It had me constantly bursting out laughing, as the situations the protagonist finds himself in get progressively more insane. If you’ve enjoyed anime like Handa-kun or Detroit Metal City, then I highly recommend giving this one a watch!
7. Servant x Service
Servant x Service (or Servant Service) revolves around the daily lives of civil servants in a government office building. Among them are three new employees who are about to learn just how tough this work truly is.
With little margin for error, and challenges at every turn, they discover both the frustrations and joys of helping the public. This was written by the same author behind Working – so if you enjoyed that series, then there’s a high probability you’ll enjoy this one as well.
It’s very much structured like a sitcom, with the majority of the show’s comedy coming from the inane interactions between its various characters. It goes without saying that none of them would still have jobs if they were in the real world. If you enjoy silly, over-the-top comedy then you’ll love this one.
8. Punch Line
Punch Line tells the story of a boy who finds himself ejected from his own body after escaping a bus hijacking. With help from a cat spirit, he learns to master his spirit powers in order to protect his female housemates from the numerous situations they find themselves in.
However, he mustn’t see a girl’s panties twice in a row – for if he does, the Earth shall be destroyed! Punch Line is a wacky, over-the-top supernatural sci-fi comedy that sadly didn’t resonate with some people. Not because it isn’t any good, but because a lot of people are just very dumb.
While primarily a comedy anime, there’s also a time travel plot woven throughout that requires you to pay attention – otherwise you’re going to be very confused. So long as you don’t have a short attention span, you should be able to enjoy this anime plenty.
9. Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town?
Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town is about a novice adventurer who’s considered to be the weakest person in his village – a village situated at the edge of the mortal world, where powerful beasts of unimaginable strength reside.
When he arrives at the capital, to enrol in its military academy, the people discover that this oblivious kid is more powerful than anyone could have expected. Something that immediately caught my eye was the expressive and lively animation that really helps to sell a lot of the visual comedy.
While it’s far from being the funniest anime ever made, it’s still a highly entertaining watch – as it does a great job of subverting your expectations, especially when it comes to some of the characters and their interactions. If you’ve not seen it yet, then I strongly recommend giving it a look.
10. Love Lab
Love Lab is the story of a student council president who’s admired for her elegant and graceful demeanour. However, little does anyone know that her heart is overflowing with curiosity and passion for romance! In order to facilitate her love research, she ropes the rest of the student council into all sorts of romantic mischief.
I’ve recommended Love Lab on numerous occasions, as it’s easily one of the funniest CGDCT anime I’ve ever seen! While it may seem ordinary at first glance, its witty dialogue, frantic comedic sketches and hilarious cast of characters will quickly prove to you that it’s far from being a mindless cookie-cutter title.
It’s an anime that’s endlessly re-watchable, and one that I could easily recommend to just about anyone – so if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for?
Gamers tells the story of a high school boy, and video game player, who’s invited to join his school’s game club by one of the prettiest girls in school (who also happens to be the club’s president). But when he discovers that the club is focussed on competitive gaming, he declines her offer – as it doesn’t appeal to him.
This rejection sets off a chain of events that leads to numerous romantic misunderstandings between him and his new friends. If you don’t enjoy misunderstandings in your romantic comedies, then Gamers likely isn’t for you – as that’s the entire point of the show.
There’s no serious romantic progression, as this is very much a comedy first and foremost. If you enjoyed the misunderstandings in anime like School Rumble or Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun, then Gamers will probably be right up your alley!
12. Aho Girl
Aho-Girl follows the everyday life of a high school girl who’s exceptionally dim-witted – both academically and socially. She loves bananas and also her childhood friend, who has to put up with her idiotic behaviour. Try as he might, his attempts to knock some sense into her end in utter failure – as one unpredictable event quickly leads to another.
There’s simply no stopping her profound idiocy. The comedy in Aho-Girl is as dumb as its main protagonist, and yet it never ceases to be entertaining. Its half-length episodes help to ensure that its gags remain fast and frequent, so no joke ever drags on longer than it needs to.
While this type of comedy will undoubtedly be a turn off for some, I’d recommend watching at least one episode to see if it’s a right fit for you.
13. World Conquest Zvezda Plot
An action, superpower comedy about a runaway who ends up joining a little girl’s secret society that’s hell-bent on conquering the world! Except that tends to take a backseat, as they easily become side-tracked by other missions like ridding the world of smokers.
It’s a silly but humorous show, with a zany cast of likeable characters, that doesn’t get brought up as nearly as often as it should!
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